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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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Can medication for lowering blood pressure increase my blood pressure?

Can medication for lowering blood pressure increase my blood pressure?

Possibly: Everyone responds differently to BP meds and there have been reports of patients having an increase of blood pressure, for example related to renin levels, when started on BP meds. Remember however that our blood pressures rise and fall naturally throughout the day so it is important to follow trends over time. In some cases, the medicine is simply not working for you, not raising your BP. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause nosebleeds?

Can high blood pressure cause nosebleeds?

High likelyhood: Many patients present to the er with nosebleeds only to find out they have had undiagnosed high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can low blood pressure cause dizziness?

Can low blood pressure cause dizziness?

Yes: Especially in upright position. The low BP may decrease perfusion and oxygenation of the brain ...Read more

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Can blood pressure medicine cause your blood pressure to drop to low?

Can blood pressure medicine cause your blood pressure to drop to low?

Possibly...: If the blood pressure medicine is at too high a dose or if the person is very sensitive to the medicine, then the blood pressure could drop too low and symptoms could result-like dizziness, passing out, etc. To avoid this, medication is started at a low dose and titrated up slowly. Taking your blood pressure at home is helpful during this process so that you can alert your doctor to low readings. ...Read more

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If loss of blood can lower blood pressure, can high blood pressure people dobaye blood?

If loss of blood can lower blood pressure, can high blood pressure people dobaye blood?

Blood pressure: Patients with high blood pressure can physiologically donate blood. Often they will not be allowed to donate because they may be on anti hypertensive and other drugs. Gettting a transfusion which contains hypotension directed drugs could be a problem for some people. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause high blood pressure or does high blood pressure cause anxiety?

Can anxiety cause high blood pressure or does high blood pressure cause anxiety?

Both: Both can cause both, buts its good medicne to exclude organic causes first before you blame your hypertension on anxiety. ...Read more

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Can phenagran cause high blood pressure?

Can phenagran cause high blood pressure?

Yes it can: Common side effects are: dizziness, constipation, or dry mouth. However, it is a possibility that Phenergan (promethazine) can cause a of blood pressure (very rare). Not recommended to patients with HTN history. ...Read more

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Will blood for high blood pressure prevent erections?

Will blood for high blood pressure prevent erections?

U mean the medicine?: I assume you are talking about the medication to treat hypertension causing erection problem" yes, some can affect your erection. If you are taking medication for blood pressure issue and now experiencing significant ed trouble, consult your doc for re-eval and possible change of treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can taking lisinopril/hctz for high blood pressure cause muscle acheiness?

Can taking lisinopril/hctz for high blood pressure cause muscle acheiness?

Possible: That is not a typical symptom of that drug combo but i suppose it could happen if you became volume depleted or dehydrated. Make sure you are not taking a statin medication for cholesterol which is more likely to cause those symptoms. ...Read more

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Can sudden drops in blood sugar cause low blood pressure?

Can sudden drops in blood sugar cause low blood pressure?

Seems unlikely : Low blood sugars stimulate a counter regulatory response whereby hormones including adrenaline and cortisol are secreted into the blood stream to help the body make more sugar. Both of these hormones tend to increase blood pressure. When the brain is deprived of its fuel source counter regulation works in a way to keep up the blood supply and glucose feeding the brain. ...Read more

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Can prednisone cause high blood pressure?

Can prednisone cause high blood pressure?

It can: Prednisone is an oral corticosteroid and is associated with increased intraocular pressure (glaucoma) and generalized rise in blood pressure as well. This may, at least partially, be due to fluid retention and increased blood volume. Steroids given by other routes--inhaled/topical/injection--do not seem to have this side effect. Blood pressure should be monitored carefully when taking prednisone. ...Read more

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What's the cause and treatment for high blood pressure?

Varies: High blood pressure is a plumbing problem with too much pressure due to decreased flexibility of the arteries or atherosclerotic build up. It can be also due to heart problems, kidney problems and hormones but your doctor would need to further evaluate it. Treatment is lifestyle with weight loss (or fat loss), exercise, eating better (7-9fruits/veggies), low glycemic, lean protein, little salt. ...Read more

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Can taking certain meds for blood pressure cause a slight cough?

Can taking certain meds for blood pressure cause a slight cough?

Yes: Cough is a side effect of ace inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers. Examples include any of the "-prils" such as lisinopril, enalapril, etc, and athe "-tans" such as valsartan, lorsartan, etc. ...Read more

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What can cause high blood pressure?

What can cause high blood pressure?

Different causes: Many factors contribute to this: Diet. Sodium causes water retention therefore increased BP Age and calcification of vessels, less compliant Stimulants (Caffeine) Stress Genetics and enviornmental factors ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding cause high blood pressure?

Can breastfeeding cause high blood pressure?

No: Not unless you are having trouble getting the baby to feed.(smile) ...Read more

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Can blood pressure pills cause headaches?

Can blood pressure pills cause headaches?

Hypertension: There are over one hundred different blood pressure medications used in the Western World. Can you be more specific? ...Read more